Premier Oil Moves into Completion Phase on Major North Sea Project


The first of 18 Dril-Quip subsea completion trees has been run and installed in the Premier Oil Catcher Area Development. The development is made up of three combined fields including the Catcher, Varadero and Burgman fields located in the UK Central North Sea, 180 kilometers east of Aberdeen, Scotland in a water depth of approximately 300 feet. This marks the beginning of the completion phase for Dril-Quip’s largest field development project to date.

Dril-Quip was awarded the contract by Premier Oil in early 2014 to supply the subsea wellhead and completion equipment necessary to meet the development’s requirements.

Dril-Quip’s initial scope of supply consists of 18 subsea wellhead systems, 11 subsea production trees and 7 subsea water injection trees. Also included are the controls equipment for the trees and manifold and topside mounted subsea equipment for installation on the Catcher Area Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. Dril-Quip will supply the Installation Workover Control Systems (IWOCS) and riser used to install the subsea equipment.